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There was something impossibly grim and hopelessly familiar about Scotland's latest shellacking under Gregor Townsend. Five tries conceded against France in Nice. Five tries conceded against England at Twickenham. Ten tries shipped in two Tests. In 2019, the Scots have conceded an average of four tries per game.
The PR around this team is that this is a squad of players who are on the cusp of a long-awaited breakthrough. The reality is that they're a soft touch and, away from home, they're only getting softer. The lack of leadership on the field and the lack of an alternative plan from the coach's box is a deep concern.